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Old October 29th, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Heater intake snow cover

Can someone tell me exactly how high above the wingtop this cover measures? I have a shovel mounted on the right hand wing, and before I order one, I need to know if it will fit under without modification.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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Same thing here.. I don't think it fits. But you can make your own and make it wider so the same amount of air will get in without having to remove the shovel.. What about the scoop type? Can they be fitted? I guess I'll have to manage something as snow is already here!
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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:23 AM
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Len at American Dirt Roads makes a nice lower profile one that might work with a shovel.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:43 AM
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Is he still around? I asked about them last fall nd didn'tget a response.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Is he still around? I asked about them last fall nd didn'tget a response.
Yeah, I heard he may not be around anymore as well.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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I'll measure the one off of my 110.... I think it's about an inch (it's now sat in the garage)

I wouldn't try making them any lower though.... they seriously reduce the air flow as they are, let alone being modified and having less air flow.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Here's what I'm looking at. About 1 1/4"

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Old October 30th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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OK, just measured it.

If you mount the shield directly to the top of the wing, then it'll be a shade over 1 1/2" tall (41mm in euro speak) (which is the height of the shield)

If you mount it on top of the plastic grill thing, it stands at 2" (50mm) tall.



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Can you increase the shovel mount height with some spacers to accommodate the intake?
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Yeah, I heard he may not be around anymore as well.
Completely unrelated to this thread, but I love that you poached the "Safari Jim" photo from the recent eBay offering (featured on "Bring-A-Trailer" site) for your avatar. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...0604+&viewitem=

I have been in stitches laughing at this photo and the entire photo shoot for nearly a week.

All kidding aside, that was a pretty cool SII they were selling, no?
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Thanks for those measurements Jim! ok, so I can deal with that. looks like 2x 1/4" spacers needed on the shovel brackets and I'm set. i can replace those 2 pop rivets with bolts.
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The cover itself is quite sturdy.... you could mount the shovel (or use a quickfist to hold the shaft of the shovel)l on top of the cover itself?
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Good point! But I find that in campsites, since my RTT is rear opening, I end up on the bonnet quite a bit, and open spots to step on that are sturdy (chequer plating) are limited on the RHS. That intake is a great spot to step on, so I will probably add grip tape to the top of it and remove the shovel while encamped.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Ah yes, gotcha.
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Who sells these intakes ? I need one, jut under a foot of snow has fallen here already in Killington VT
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Old October 31st, 2011, 03:47 AM
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IRB Developments here in the UK do reproduction ones. good quality too, made from pressed ali.

Don't hold your breath waiting for an email reply though....
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Old October 31st, 2011, 08:09 AM
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PA Blanchard always has them in srock in LHD or RHD for less than $100 shipped.
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For $100. I'll brake out the spool gun and weld up my own aluminum covered intake. No one makes a simple fiberglass one like all guys who make the raised air intakes ?
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Old October 31st, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Response from PA Blanchard on LHD intake cover so everyone interested has this info (dated 4Oct11):

"Yes we have those in stock at £49.75
Shipping would be about £14 by std. airmail which is not insured or if sent by courier which is insured it would be about £25"
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